Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mar
27
2015

ignorant

Ig n@ r@nt

adjective
definition 1:  lacking knowledge or education.
example:  It is easier for corrupt leaders to control an ignorant population.
example:  Many of the children grow up ignorant because they have no access to schools.

definition 2:  resulting from or revealing a lack of knowledge or education.
example:  We’re making an ignorant assumption, and we should probably check the facts.

definition 3:  unaware; uninformed.
example:  Many of us are ignorant about other cultures.
example:  He was ignorant of the fact that the law had changed.
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Mar
26
2015

highlight

haI laIt

transitive verb
definition:  to give particular emphasis or prominence to, or to be the most prominent thing or part of.
example:  She highlighted her remarks with dramatic gestures.
example:  The teacher highlighted the spelling errors by circling each one.
example:  That new exhibit highlights the show.

noun
definition:  that which is exceptionally and pleasurably memorable, important, or prominent.
example: Her speech was the highlight of the conference.
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Mar
26
2015

dodo

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

do do

noun
1. any of several large, clumsy, flightless birds formerly found on islands in the Indian Ocean but now extinct.

2. (informal) a person who is slow-witted or hopelessly old-fashioned.

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Mar
25
2015

expose

ihks poz

transitive verb
definition 1:  to uncover or reveal; lay bare.
example:  Stripping off the layers of old paint exposed a delicate carved pattern in the wood.
example:  The newspaper exposed wrongdoing on the part of several government officials.

definition 2:  to subject to risk by stripping away or not providing needed protection.
example:  The judge said that by leaving the baby alone in the bathtub, she exposed the child to danger.

definition 3:  to present or display.
example:  If you want to be recognized as an artist, you need to expose your work more extensively.

definition 4:  to strip away a disguise, pretense, or protection from.
example:  She threatened to expose her criminal boyfriend to the police.

definition 5:  to allow or cause (someone) to view, come in contact with, or experience.
example:  His parents wanted to expose him to the art and music of other cultures.
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Mar
25
2015

Trojan horse

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tro jən hors

1. in Greek mythology, a huge wooden horse by means of which the Greeks besieging Troy cunningly gained entrance to and overran the city, ending the Trojan War.
2. any person, thing, stratagem, or the like that is intended to overthrow or defeat by subversion from within.

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